Interview by Sadie Hartmann
This year, I want to catch up with as many authors as I can and ask them about how they survived 2020.
Column by Holly Slater September 14, 2016
What are your odds of rejection as a writer? High! High as a motherfucking kite, my friend. This is a motivational piece, by the way.
Column by Christopher Shultz April 8, 2016
If good writing is succinct and concise, then shouldn't the same be true of writing advice?
Column by Peter Derk
If you insist on writing an open letter, read this first.
Column by Cath Murphy December 11, 2015
The Star Wars prequels almost killed the Star Wars franchise and it wasn't just because of Hayden Christensen's acting. The toxic element was an overdose of backstory.
Column by Cath Murphy November 2, 2015
Getting past the NaNoWriMo finish line isn’t just about perseverance and gallons of coffee. It’s about picking the right idea. Choose wisely my friends.
Column by Christopher Shultz August 24, 2015
It's the most trite piece of advice any writer can receive...or is it?
Column by Christopher Shultz
Choose simplicity over specificity and see where it takes you.
Column by Leah Dearborn
Even if writing is a part-time or hobbyist endeavor, travel is one of the best ways to fuel inspiration and break out of a lethargic, counterproductive day-to-day routine.
Column by Peter Derk June 5, 2015
Have trouble writing at lunch? Here's help.
Column by Peter Derk November 24, 2014
A real chat with a real counselor. Learn how to talk to your family and friends about your writing habit, ask them for more time or to support you. Free therapy right here!
Column by Peter Derk November 7, 2014
5 bodybuilding practices writers should consider. Plus, dumpster-diving for porn.
Column by Rob Blair Young October 2, 2014
November poses one of the greatest challenges for writers: drafting an entire novel in one month. Learn what you can do now to increase your chances of success.
Column by Max Booth III June 26, 2014
Charles Bukowski checks into Max's hotel and drinks all his whiskey while offering writing advice.
Column by Christine J. Schmidt April 14, 2014
You're staying with your first draft for all the wrong reasons. It's time to break free and get to the story you were always meant to write!
Column by Susan DeFreitas April 11, 2014
When is good advice bad advice? When it doesn't account for the many ways that we learn and grow as writers.